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Archive for September, 2006

Afghanistan, Iraq, Proxy Wars, and Blowback

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

There's an interesting new list out from the International Herald Tribune, IHT. It is a list of all the suicide bombings on record in Afghanistan since the start of hostilities over there after 9/11. While there were no suicide attacks in 2001 and 2002, and only 2 in 2003 and ...

The Delcassifier-in-Chief

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Putting the Leak to Rest It's no secret that people - from the Iraqis themselves to Pakistan and a healthy majority of US citizens - think the US shouldn't be in Iraq. Their reasons are a diverse as the causes and effects of this putrid pox on the nation. The war kills ...

The Master of Lowered Expectations

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Shrubie was once alleged to have said, "I'm the master of lowered expectations." I know I didn't expect much from him when limped into office with a contested and razor-thin margin. My expectations were already so low you couldn't have slipped a sheet of paper between the floor and the ...

Speaking Truth to Power Line

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Paul Mirengoff wrote a couple of articles on the treatment of detainees that were critical of the three Republicans who, for a time, held up consideration of the Detainee Treatment Bill. In this one, Paul responds to a critic who objects to Paul's calling these Republicans and those who defend them, ...

Global Warming - Need MORE Proof?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

From Scientists and Their Peers, as in the proceedings of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... Global surface temperature has increased 0.2°C per decade in the past 30 years, similar to the warming rate predicted in the 1980s in initial global climate model simulations with transient greenhouse gas changes. ...

A Tale of Two Cities

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Just over one year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans and lay waste to it's Superdome, and a mere $184.4 million, thousands of cheering fans celebrated the home opener of the New Orleans Saints professional football team. The building, rebuilt by an estimated 850 workers came in ...

Chris, You Ignorant Slut

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

There's plenty of buzz about Sunday's Chris Wallace/Bill Clinton interview on Fox News. No one can dispute that it made for interesting television and pumped up Fox's ratings, but beyond that, it's debatable whether it accomplished much else. For liberals, it was a much deserved smackdown by a man who's been ...

Now that was supremely cool…

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Heros, that is. I don't know where it will go from here but I'll be watching to see. I've never been a comic freak but that.was.cool.

Another unbiased “news” report from the Times.

Monday, September 25th, 2006

The always fair and balanced New York times has put out another editorial...um wait, no no...make that news report on the Senate panel's debate on the Bill regarding the treatment of detainees. As usual, the Times went out of their way to present a fair representation of opinions on both ...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Monday, September 25th, 2006

From my digital mailbox this morning comes the following from Downsize DC, an organization committed to (among other thing) passing laws that would require legislators to actually read and write the bills they pass. Lately though, they have turned their efforts to actually protecting the America that our founders originally ...